Korean actors Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun announced that they were filing for divorce on August 18, and the airing of diry laundry that followed now apparently includes Goo Hye Sun’s ‘wages’ for washing laundry during the duration of their three-year marriage. That princely sum comes up to about $40,000 worth of housework, which she is demanding as part of the divorce settlement.
The shocking news of their split was first revealed on Goo Hye Sun’s Instagram, as she wrote, “After the spark between us was lost, my husband had a change of heart and wants a divorce, even though I want to stay married. Next week, my husband’s representatives will release reports and I want to inform you that whatever they say is untrue. I hope that the truth will be revealed.”
Multiple allegations from both parties have been uploaded online, and netizens note that their divorce has turned into a mud-slinging contest.
Among the allegations of wrongdoing include “frequent and intimate calls” made by Ahn Jae Hyun to other women while drunk. Goo Hye Sun is also reported to have trespassed into an apartment building where Ahn Jae Hyun was staying after they decided to divorce, and recorded the contents of his phone while he was asleep.
The issue of financial settlement was also brought up, and Goo Hye Sun clarified that she asked for half of the amount that they had donated to charity when they got married. She shared that she paid the entire amount, which would have been used for their wedding ceremony expenses if they had had one.
In addition, she demanded for KRW 30,000 (S$34.38) a day in labour wages as she claimed that she has done all the housework since they got married. They registered their marriage on May 20, 2016, and agreed to divorce on July 30, 2019.
Assuming that those two dates were the ones used in the calculations, Goo Hye Sun would be demanding for 1167 days of wages, or a total sum of KRW 35,010,000 (S$40,114.46).
What raised eyebrows even more was when Goo Hye Sun revealed on her Instagram on August 21 that she asked Ahn Jae Hyun what she did to cause their marriage to break down.
“He told me that I’m not sexy, and my husband said repeatedly that he had to divorce me because my nipples are unsexy (…) I was a ghost who lived in our home. The woman that you once loved has become a zombie,” she wrote. Korean netizens have since dug up old videos of Ahn Jae Hyun stating that the first thing he looks at when he meets a woman are her breasts first.
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